She's not a celebrity, but everyone's been talking about former NAACP chapter president Rachel Dolezal, and now she's finally broken her silence. And not surprisingly, she's NOT singing a different tune -- or apologizing!

Dolezal appeared on The Today Show on Tuesday morning to chat with Matt Lauer, and in case you haven't been following the news, this is the gal who has pretended to be African-American for most of her life. She resigned from her position at the NAACP on Monday, a few days after her parents chatted with Today and revealed that Rachel has pretended to be black and made other false claims as a way to "damage her biological family."

So what does Rachel have to say? "I identify as black," she proclaimed, adding that she's felt that way since she was five years old. "I was drawing self-portraits with the brown crayon instead of the peach crayon, and black curly hair,” Rachel continued.

She also claims she has NOT lied to people about her face. She told Lauer, “I do take exception to that because it’s a little more complex than me identifying as black or answering a question of, are you black or white?" She continued:
    "As much as this discussion has somewhat been at my expense recently, and in a very sort of viciously inhumane way come out of the woodwork, the discussion is really about what it is to be human. I hope that that can drive at the core of definitions of race, ethnicity, culture, self determination, personal agency and, ultimately, empowerment."

When asked if she had done anything to darken her complexion, Dolezal told Lauer, "I certainly don't stay out of the sun." Well, we think she MIGHT be telling the truth about that one!

You MUST watch the video above to see her entire interview!